Five witnesses to testify against Dasuki

The Federal Government has proposed five witnesses to prove its case of illegal possession of firearms against a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd).

ICPC probes Fashola, Amaechi, Akpabio, others

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission has set up a task force to probe eight former governors. A top operative of the commission, who confided in our correspondent on Wednesday, said that the task force was set up following petitions written against the former governors.

Didier Drogba to release Autobiography in November

One of Africa’s most celebrated footballers, Didier Drogba is set to his autobiography in November. The 37-year-old Ivory Coast striker promises a honest book where he will talk about life as an immigrant in Paris, the importance of his education and how finding success later than most professional footballers has

Forgery suit still in court —Pro-Lawan senators

The Senate Unity Forum on Wednesday dissociated itself from the purported withdrawal of a suit alleging that the Senate Standing Orders, used for the June 9 election of the President and Deputy President of the Senate, were forged. Senators under the aegis of the forum filed a suit at a

Pres. Buhari to provide One Meal a Day for Primary School Students

On Tuesday 1st September 2015, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the Vice-President of Nigeria, revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari plans to give primary school children free meals. At the 45th Annual Accountants Conference in Abuja, VP Osinbanjo revealed this information to the general public. According to Punch, this free feeding scheme is

2 landlords docked over granite theft

Two landlords, Samodu Jimoh Abudu, 56, and Akeju Salako, 70, have been charged before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court in Lagos for allegedly breaking and entering a compound belonging to one Oluwasola Sangowawa to steal iron rods and granite valued at N3 million. The post 2 landlords docked over granite theft

4 arrested over diversion of 600 bags of rice; driver on the run

Attempt by a fleeing driver to divert a trailer loaded with 600 bags of rice, valued at N6 million, has been averted by policemen attached to Area ‘E’ Command, Festac, with the arrest of four suspects. The post 4 arrested over diversion of 600 bags of rice; driver on the

Movie Trailer: Will Smith plays Nigerian doctor Bennet Ifekandu Omalu in controversial new film, ‘Concussion’

Will Smith stars in a new film by Sony Pictures ‘Concussion which is based on the life of Nigerian doctor Dr. Bennet Omalu, a Pittsburgh forensic pathologist who first discovered a neuro degenerative disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the brains of football players. CTE is the result of

‘Giesi lost chance to produce Ooni in 1980’

The Lafogido Ruling House in Ile-Ife, Osun State, has said it is its turn to produce the next Ooni of Ife to succeed the late Oba Okunade Sijuwade. The leaders of the Abewela Ruling Family, which is a branch of the Lafogido Ruling House, said this at a press conference

Buhari’s appointments pressure states to rework cabinet nominees

Failed political horse-trading deals for governmet appointments at federal level have left a glut of All Progressives Party (APC) actors and loyalists who need to be appeased, jostling for cabinet jobs at state level. Consequently, governors and the party leadership at state level are said to be tweaking and retweaking

Insurance industry nears end to premium debt

The nation’s insurance industry is edging closer to ending the era of premium receivables which resulted in huge amounts of bad debts before the enforcement of the ‘No Premium No Cover Policy’ by the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), BusinessDay investigations reveal. Enforcement of this policy in the last three years

Abobaku…and the northernisation of a federal republic

With his 100 days in office almost here, President Muhammadu Buhari is expectedly drawing critical appraisals from different quarters, the most germane being his overt preference for northerners in positions that most people see as influential. Last week’s appointment of the Chief of Staff to the President and Secretary to

2nd Niger bridge is ongoing —ICRC

The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) has said that the construction of the long awaited 2nd Niger Bridge is still on course. This is contained in a statement signed and made available to newsmen by Acting Head Corporate Communication ICRC Ms Debora Okafor in Abuja.

FG committed to end strike in education sector – Dr. Illoh

THE Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and production, Dr. Clement lloh has assured stakeholders in the education sector that the Federal Government (FG) is committed to end strikes in the education sector. Speaking during the 4th National Delegates’ Conference of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria polytechnics (SSAN) held